Civil law

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 18 02:59:03 UTC 2008

As opposed to "uncivilly" or as opposed to "criminally"?


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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>  From the Arlington (Mass.) Advocate's "Public Safety Log", July 19:
> "At 1:30 p.m. two customers of Big Foot Moving & Storage complained
> that a bed and an armoire were damaged June 26 during a move to
> Lexington.  The customers also claimed the company had overcharged
> them, but the owner said he had explained the charging
> process.  Police advised them they would have to resolve the matter civilly."
> Joel
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